When should you consider using a VEAT?
This is not an exhaustive list but you should consider using a VEAT in the following circumstances:
a. Where you award a contract using the non-competitive negotiated procedure.
b. Where you award a Part B services contract, particularly where there is doubt as to whether it should be classified as a Part A or Part B services contract.
c. Where a procurer, in good faith, considers that a legal exemption from the need to advertise in the OJEU applies, even if a Court subsequently finds that this is not the case (e.g. the procurer has misinterpreted or misapplied the law).
d. Where there has been an OJEU advertisement but there are question marks as to whether the subsequent contract is potentially outside of the scope of the initial contract notice; and
e. Where an existing contract is subject to change, but you believe the scope and scale of the change does not need a new OJEU advertisement.
Where your company or organisation require you to.